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Moments in Amazing Parenting

I pride myself on being ready for most questions my kids might ask. I usually do OK, though it should’t be surprising that sometimes they catch me short and I tell them I have to get back with them with … Continue reading

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After Dinner Mince

It was the first Mother’s Day after Chrisie and I got married. Somehow my mom managed to get both my brother, I, ¬†and our wives over to my parents’ house for dinner. I use the word “managed” because even then … Continue reading

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What it Takes

Chrisie and I often joke that we’ve never really lived alone, just the two of us. That’s an exaggeration of course, but it is grounded in truth. Even in the first years of our marriage, we played host to several … Continue reading

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Double Standards

One thing I’ve tried to avoid as a parent is enforcing a double standard. I don’t mean what my children might consider a double standard, such as me watching an R rated movie but not allowing my six-year-old to. I … Continue reading

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A Pox Upon Me

When my daughter was born in 2004, I worried. I worried about all the normal things a first time father might, but also about chicken pox. I worried because almost every kid got it and I had never had it. … Continue reading

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What Does Blue Mean?

When children ask a question, they are often seeking more that a simple answer. They are actually forming a perspective on the world and they will use the given answer to inform the way they see it. I have occasionally … Continue reading

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